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Crystal Castle over Easter

By April 2, 2015October 18th, 2018No Comments
Happy Easter!
Easter is of course a time for chocolate, but it’s also a time for family and, like the other holidays we celebrate, it’s a great time to stop for a moment to contemplate and offer gratitude for the important people and meaningful milestones in your life.

The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens offers the perfect sacred space to find peace within, expand your awareness or just relax and explore with your loved ones.

This month in addition to all of our fabulous Crystal Castle offerings, we share some entertainment and wisdom from world experts on crystals and our planet. Scroll down to be taken on a journey of learning, discovery and wonder….

The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

will be closed on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015,

but we look forward to welcoming you

every other day of the Easter long weekend.


Click here to view our daily program

Experiences in Detail…

Shambhala Gardens Tour

Mondays ~ 1.30 – 2.15pm

The Shambhala Gardens Tour will lead you on a fascinating journey through the gardens, opening a mystical door into legend, history and spirit. Your guide will share detailed information about each of our sacred statues and enormous crystals dotted throughout the gardens. You will experience a guided meditation at the Blessing Buddha, and learn about the bamboo walk, the beautiful koi pond and the Peace Fountain. Click here for more information.
Crystal Experience

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays ~ 1.30 – 2.15 pm

Since ancient times crystals have been used in many traditions and cultures not only as beautiful adornments, but also as charms and talismans, in healing, ceremony and divination. The Crystal Experience will give you a brief history of the Crystal Castle, as well as an introduction to how crystals form and how and why they work. You will learn how to tune into and choose crystals for yourself and others, how to work consciously with them and set powerful intentions, and how to cleanse them.  The Crystal Experience will empower you to start your own journey of exploration into crystals and their many amazing properties. Click here for more information.
Music of the Plants

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays ~ 1.30 – 2.15 pm

The Music of the Plants from Damanhur is a profoundly moving and memorable experience, an expression of the innate intelligence of the plant kingdom. You will receive a fascinating introduction to the history and research involved and have an opportunity to sit in relaxation and listen to the plants play their music. You will never forget the first moment you hear a plant express its unique vibration through music and connect to the deep beauty of nature in a completely unimagined and often life-changing way. Click here for more information.

The Crystal Castle Peace Experience

Every day ~ 3.10 – 4.00 pm

Be immersed in an enriching sound healing bath, a visualisation meditation and sacred ‘Kora Walk’ around The World Peace Stupa. This is a unique Crystal Castle offering that deepens your inner and outer sense of peace. Be brought to a place that invokes your compassionate loving self. Click here for more information.
You can also take a walk of reflection in the sacred labyrinth, kick off your shoes and give yourself an amazing foot massage on our Reflexology Path, walk the sacred Damanhur Spiral, have your Aura photo taken or book yourself in for a session with one of our world-renowned Tarot readers.
During the school holidays kids can enjoy gorgeous facepainting and storytime every day as well!
Storytime will be held each day in the kids’ playground at 1pm and 2:30pm.

Installation of new Prayer Wheel Houses
on the Mani Way

We are delighted finally to announce the imminent installation of two beautiful Prayer Wheel Houses near the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa on the Mani Way.

The houses have been constructed by experienced temple builders in Bali and are made of recycled teak, which we are incredibly fortunate to have obtained from a ship almost three centuries old.

We would like to express our gratitude once again to our dear friends and supporters who have generously sponsored each of the prayer wheels.

“Nature is Speaking”

Have you watched any good movies lately?
Here are some you really don’t want to miss!

Nature is Speaking is a stunning portrayal of our incredible planet in all of its awe-inspiring moods.

The powerful voices of nature are conveyed by some of the world’s favourite actors in short films with spectacular cinematography and a message we all need to hear. Click here to watch.

 One of our favourite crystal experts,

creator of The Crystal Ally Cards Naisha Ahsian,

shares her wisdom

“When good stones bring up bad feelings”

Have you ever felt strangely drawn to a crystal, but at the same time repelled by it? Many people believe this is a sign that a crystal needs to be cleansed, but this is usually not the case…….

Click here to read Naisha’s fascinating article about how crystals work and why we sometimes need to play not only with crystals that feel blissful, but also with crystals that repel us.

~ Share your green thumbs and connect with ours ~
Join our Volunteer program!

Enrich your spirit in tranquil gardens, help grow organic food for the Lotus Cafe, or help maintain the rainforest walk and Kalachakra World Peace Stupa.

The Crystal Castle is surrounded by 5 spectacular hectares of Shambhala Gardens that need constant love and maintenance, including our very own Organic Food Garden, which supplies the Lotus Café with delicious, fresh “garden-to-plate” organic produce infused with the healing energies of crystals.

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in gardening and organic farming to assist us with the many wonderful, ongoing projects that enhance this sacred space! Come and join us in this wonderful and fulfilling program and absorb the wealth of knowledge our passionate gardens team has to share with you.

You will be warmly welcomed into our tribe by our unique and amazing team of people, and each day of volunteering you will be given tea/coffee, cake and lunch plus a gift.

For more information visit our website and fill in an application form on ourVolunteers Program webpage.

This month we celebrate fiery Aries!

Adventurous, courageous, passionate, versatile and lively are just some of the words used to describe those born under the fiery zodiac sign of Aries.

These people are curious, energetic and enthusiastic individuals whose desire for excitement often pushes them into new territories and makes them extremely inspiring and action-oriented. They are the doers, making things happen rather than being mere spectators, however their energies can be a bit scattered and they need to harness their energy levels and be disciplined in order to succeed in life.

Many Aries thrive on taking risks, which at times leads them to push their luck just for the adrenalin rush it brings. But they also meet challenges head on and face them with courage and strength.

The positive energy that Aries possess and radiate tends to bring a lovely light energy whenever they are around and makes them popular in their social circles.

The birthstone of Aries is said to be Aquamarine, but there are many other crystals that also resonate with this powerful fire sign, including Citrine,CarnelianAventurineJade and Kyanite. These gorgeous gems and many other magnificent crystalsjewellery and gifts for the Pisces in your life are available now in the Crystal Castle online shop.

Having trouble choosing a gift? Gift certificates are easy and so much fun to redeem! Or the gift that keeps on giving – an annual pass to the Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

View online & Download
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens Guide!

An abridged version of the gorgeous Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens Guide is now available online for you to view and download!

Featuring stunning images, must-have information about Crystal Castle daily offerings and fascinating insights into the healing power of crystals, plus so much more, the journey you will take through the pages of the Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens Guide online is a magical experience in itself!

To view or download your copy, click here

And if you don’t already have one, don’t forget to collect your guide next time you visit us in person!